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Member Access Now Added to Web Portal

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enis Grey and Dave Lane, National Office
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Tue, 2009/02/24

As part of the continuing rollout of our new website's features and capabilities, we are pleased to announce that access to the on-line edition of the Journal and the private area of the RASC website is now available from the RASC Web Portal at secure.rasc.ca. In fact, it is only available this way.

New Secure Web Portal Available to Members

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Denis Grey, Toronto
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Fri, 2009/10/09

Beginning 2009 Jan 9, members are invited to use the new RASC Secure Web Portal to browse and update their membership profile on-line. Visit the new portal at https://secure.rasc.ca/rasc. Using the portal members can:

  • Update their address, e-mail and personal information
  • View your current membership status and outstanding dues payable (if any)
  • Update your National Options
  • Assign a personal password and login

Here is a quick overview of the key features of the new web  portal:

Help the David Dunlap Observatory be given a Historical, Cultural and/or Natural Designation

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Heide DeBond, Toronto
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Wed, 2008/12/31

In 1935, the David Dunlap Observatory (DDO) was presented to the University of Toronto by Jessie Donalda Dunlap as a memorial to her husband. Its goals of astronomical research, training of students at the University, and the fostering of public interest in astronomy have been met effectively since its inception. In the fall of 2007 the University of Toronto decided to sell the property and it was sold in July 2008.

Catherine Lovekin will be awarded 2009 Plaskett Medal

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Dave Lane, President, National Office
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Thu, 2009/04/02
Dear RASC and CASCA members,

We are very pleased to announce that the 2009 Plaskett Medal will be awarded to Dr. Catherine Lovekin.

Applications Due for Centre Projects Fund

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Randy Attwood, Mississauga
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Thu, 2007/11/29

The December 31 deadline is fast approaching for applications to the Centre Projects Fund.

The Centre Projects Fund was created by National Council in February 2006 with the intention that it provide funding for special initiatives at the centre level. Revenue comes from Sustaining Memberships and donations directed specifically to the Centre Projects Fund. The Centre Project Fund Trust Declaration clearly details the intended uses for these funds as well as the expectations of centres who receive grants.

New President of the RASC announced

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James Edgar, Regina
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Mon, 2008/04/14

The other members of the Executive Committee, with the endorsement of the Board Pilot Committee, have appointed Dave Lane as RASC National President. Dave will complete the term of Scott Young, which ends on 2008 June 30 (the second National Council meeting at the GA). As a result of this, Dave has resigned from the position of 1st Vice-President, which we expect will remain vacant until the GA.

We welcome Dave to his new role, and we ask you to give him all of your usual support and enthusiasm.

RASC President, Scott Young, Resigns

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James Edgar, Secretary, National Office
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Wed, 2008/04/09

It is with regret that we announce that Society President, Scott Young, has resigned his position, effective Saturday, 2008 April 5. This came as a surprise to everyone involved, and we are saddened by his decision. His resignation was related to a difference of opinion with his Executive Committee colleagues that made him feel he had lost the mandate to lead.

Mars Mission Concept Proposals Receive Funding

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Denis Grey, Toronto
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Tue, 2007/04/24

LONGUEUIL, QC, April 24 /CNW Telbec/ - When a mission to Mars is being developed, mission planners must consider many factors. Space technology advances, scientific needs and objectives, how to deal with distance, communications delays, and landing through the thin Martian atmosphere-all this must converge into a useful, workable mission concept. Canadian companies and researchers are part of an international drive to respond to these and other challenges.

International Dark Sky Symposium at Mont Megantic - Update

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Denis Grey, Toronto
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Thu, 2007/07/05

You are cordially invited to the International Dark Sky Association Symposium at the ASTROLab at Mont-Mégantic Provincial Park sponsored by IDA-Quebec. RASC Light Pollution Abatement Chair Robert Dick will be a featured speaker at this event. The RASC will be delivering a paper outlining the evolution of the RASC LPA program and will also be involved with media promotion of this international event. Note that if any Centres wish to contribute their experiences to the RASC program, they are encouraged to contact the LPA Committee Chair prior to August 15th so it can be included in the paper presentation.

Lineup for Astronomy Rendezvous 2007

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Paul Gray, New Brunswick
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Mon, 2007/10/01

The 7th Annual Fall Astronomy Rendezvous will take place on November 17th this year and once again be located at Universite de Moncton. Held in conjunction with the Annual meeting of the New Brunswick Centre, the event is comprised of several talks, door prizes, raffle draw and swap session.

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